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otiswunguy 03-19-2007 4:25 PM

I didn't get a chance to ride but I had to snap a few pics when I saw the conditions. No boats or waves for 20 miles in either direction. Water temp felt like about 47-50. Air temp was close to 70. <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by otiswunguy on March 19, 2007)

otiswunguy 03-19-2007 4:30 PM

sorry, here are the pics. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/425780.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/425781.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/425782.jpg" alt="Upload">

drewsnautique94 03-19-2007 4:36 PM

damn i wish i lived on the west coast...you guys put up some speacial looking pics!

sroot1 03-19-2007 5:08 PM

Where at on the Columbia?? <BR>I guess it's not always blowin 40knots with 10' swells!

otiswunguy 03-19-2007 6:50 PM

crescent bar.

stxr_racer 03-19-2007 7:16 PM

Awesome!

seattle 03-19-2007 7:21 PM

Mike, <BR> <BR>I'm gonna slap you! <BR> <BR>You missed out on our torential downpour outing Saturday, so I guess we're even.

josh_r_skater 03-19-2007 7:25 PM

makes me want to ride

autotunner69 03-19-2007 10:41 PM

Were those taken today. Sunday here was awesome. actual temps reached about 65. water almost wet suit warm....<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/blush.gif" border=0>

monroeyd 03-19-2007 11:27 PM

Can't wait till Memorial Day weekend at Crescent Bar, it's insane.

jason_ssr 03-20-2007 7:06 AM

How far is that from the Gorge?

seattle 03-20-2007 10:57 AM

Jason, <BR> <BR>It's about twenty minutes from the George. Many people stay at Crescent Bar over the weekend when there's a concert at the Gorge. You can also get behind the stage down on the river when you there.

jason_ssr 03-20-2007 2:07 PM

Sweet!! I kiteboard, and to a kiteboarder, the Gorge is one of those places you must go ride, much like Powell is for wakeboarding. hope to make it up there this summer.

jcv 03-20-2007 2:14 PM

I've wakeboarder Crescent bar in the middle of spring with water temps in the high-40's trunking it, so I have a lot of respect for you guys braving it on a routine basis. Stupid glaciers.

jdrcrew8 03-20-2007 2:19 PM

Just to clarify, there seems to be a little confusion between Cliff &amp; Jason G. <BR> <BR>Jason - It is quite a way from the Columbia Gorge (Cascade Locks, Hood River, Stevenson, The Dalles). There is a natural amphitheatre up here that we call the Gorge. Lots of big shows come up and play there every year and it is on the Columbia but if you were coming up to the NW to kiteboard, you would still be at least a couple hours from where those pictures were taken.

seattle 03-20-2007 2:55 PM

Oops, <BR> <BR>Didn't realize he was talking about that site. I've been down there and watched the kite boarders, their fricken awesome to watch.

otiswunguy 03-20-2007 5:07 PM

It was sunday. I also can't wait until memorial day. I would love to meet and hang out with some of you eastern washington riders. Cliff- let me know when you want to go east. I have the place to myself until memorial day. Its 2 1/2 hours from seattle. and there is plenty of room.

kenteck 03-20-2007 7:38 PM

columbia river on friday march 16th 07 portland, water was cold but smooth, had to go.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/426365.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/426366.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/426367.jpg" alt="Upload">

otiswunguy 03-20-2007 8:11 PM

Our pictures were taken about 60-120 miles from each other (I am guessing). I wouldn't be surprised if the water all the way in between looked the same. Its amazing the contrast in the backgrounds

monroeyd 03-20-2007 10:33 PM

That'd be cool Mike. We'll be on a dark grey on light grey '07 LSV with a chrome titan 3 tower. If you see us stop by, say hi and have some kazi's daddio.


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